Biggar Science  Festival 2022

What's on


Electric Vehicle Display
10am to 4pm | 10th September 2022
| Venue: Loaningdale  car park

Electric vehicles will be parked in a section of the car park at Loaningdale for owners

to display their cars and be available to chat to you about their experience of

buying and driving their particular car.


Sponsored by Electric Vehicle Association Scotland.

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
Dynamic Earth - Deep Sea exploration
| Venue: Walk in Tent

Discovering the Deep project looks at a number of themes:

  • Scotland’s history of marine discovery: We will reveal the stories of pioneering marine discovery, such as Edinburgh scientist Charles Wyville Thomson whose voyages in the 1800s paved the way for modern oceanography.

  • Modern oceanography: We will communicate the fascinating discoveries of contemporary marine research and techniques modern scientists use to explore the deep.

  • Scotland’s stunning deep-sea ecosystems: We will reveal the largely unknown species and spectacular cold-water coral reefs just beyond our shores and demonstrate the interconnectedness of the world’s oceans and the threats faced to marine environments everywhere.

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
Solar observing (weather dependent) with Cosmos planetarium  |   
Venue: Walk in Tent

The Sun is easy to observe and it is close enough to see the fascinating details. With many other objects in the sky, you see the same details. The Sun can surprise us daily with new events, sometimes it can be only a matter of minutes.


This activity is dependent on clear skies!

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
Aero Space Kinross and Aero Space Scientific Educational Trust |   
 Venue: Walk in Tent

Create a glowing nebula or constellation with a simple electronic circuit, make a model helicopter (like 'Ingenuity' on Mars) out of paper, launch a rocket using different propulsion methods and more. Lots of take-home science crafts and interactive experiments for all ages. Drop in anytime for some fun!


Get your photo with Tim Peake. Spacesuits for dressing up. Get dressed up as an astronaut and have your photo taken with Tim Peake*

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
Biggar Gin |   
 Venue: Walk in Tent

Find out how gin is distilled using a still, make some colour changing gin by infusing flowers, some gin that goes cloudy when mixed with water. For the grown-ups Biggar gin will be serving drinks and selling bottles to take home!

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
Story zone |   
 Venue: Walk in Tent

Local stars will read some of their favourite space science books. 14:00-14:45 will be aimed at preschoolers with a book and songs. 15:00-1600 will be aimed at primary school. Everyone is welcome to join in.

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
Clydesdale Astronomical Society |   
 Venue: Walk in Tent

Come along to chat to the local astronomical society about their regular observing activities and see the range of observing equipment they use.

Walk-in activities (No booking required)
 Venue: Walk in Tent

Moredun is committed to promoting livestock health and welfare through research and education and is recognised worldwide for its contribution to research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock. 

Come along to chat to experts about the research being carried out at Moredun into infectious diseases of farmed livestock to promote livestock health and welfare.


Food & Drink

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